Our first child is:
A funny story about LK and her name.. a few weeks ago after church, I was looking at her little craft that she did in Sunday school and I noticed that she wrote her initials. But, she wrote LSK instead of LKS. I thought to myslef, my goodness, my child is in Kindergarten and can read books, but doesn't know her initials. So, I asked her if she knew what her initials are. I got the "gosh, mom.. are you really that stupid??!" look and she said, "Ummm.. Yes! LSK!" So, I said, "Lil, your initials are LKS for Lilly Kate Stickles." She thought a min and responded with, "Well, then why does everything I have with my initials say LSK??!" It hit me.. she was RIGHT! Everything she does own that has her initials monogrammed says LSK! So, she thought that's how initials were supposed to be! haha! I got the biggest laugh out of that and of course Chris just rolled his eyes at me! Looks like I need to lay off the monogramming for a while! OOPS! ;)
Ethan CarterWhen baby #2 came along, naming was even more difficult. I wanted something to compliment Lilly's name, but not be matchy-matchy. One of our top picks though was Landon, so we almost ended up with two "L" names. Just like with the first one, I just had this feeling that I knew the sex of the baby, so girl names were never really considered. Besides, there wasn't just anything that we loved.. good thing! ha! Once we found out for sure that we were having a boy, I pretty much gave Chris the go-ahead for the name of his choice. I felt bad that I had really just named LK on my own and he was just so excited to be having a boy.. so, he got to choose! I told him that I wanted something classic though and not trendy, but luckily, we both really liked all of the same names. He finally chose Ethan Carter. Why, you may ask.. b/c it was a good "baseball" name! haha! BOYS?! But, I loved Ethan b/c it was so... just "handsome" and simple. It also went really well with Lilly.
Now.. for all you "real life friends".. yes, there has been talk of Baby Stickles #3 in the near future.. but NO.. I am NOT pregnant and will not be for quite some time! ha! :) But when baby #3 is on his/her way, I can promise you that DAVIS will be part of the name in some way, to honor my grandfather David. Some of the other names we like for Baby#3 are Gray, Benjamin, Ellie or Elle, and Caroline. SO.. we shall see, friends!